March’s Albums Of The Month

Trying to keep this blog feature active, since the other one didn’t work out so well. The idea is to post a few of my favourite albums from March, these might not have been released that month, but I’ll have been listening that month. I will get some from that month in though (if they aren’t shit).

Let’s get this flea circus tickin’.

Elbow – The Take Off and Landing of Everything

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Although this album didn’t really convert me to the Elbow craze rocket that everyone always seems to be going on about, I did enjoy some of the songs on this album and from the songs I’ve heard, it feels a lot better than the previous albums (that’s right fans, come get me), but I’ll have to have a proper listen around at some point.

The Megadudes – Postcards From The Past

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Released on the 3rd of March, this power-pop outfit rocked onto scenes with an exciting debut packed full of power-chords and character that gave listeners a very immediate idea about who The Megadudes are and what they’re about. Which is? Catchy tunes, fun rock music and not taking the scene they inhabit too seriously. I also had a look at Postcards From The Past, a week or so ago, check that out, here.

Tycho – Awake

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The follow up to Tycho’s 2011 effort, Dive, may not have been praised as much as it should have been, but, Awake was a solid effort from one of the more interesting IDM artists out there. I personally, would like to see Tycho take a page from Trentmoller’s book and incorporate some vocals into his next album. Even if it would nice to hear a voice in the journey of this album, it’s still a solid album that I enjoyed. Very angst ridden.

Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit

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Good ol Mr Jazz hat released this carefully considered jazz album back in September last year, but, I heard Water Under Bridges and work and fell in love. Gregory Porter, has put together a gentle collection of tunes for the broken of hearts, the needy and more importantly, for the the people. A very enjoyable jazz album that requires a rainy night lit with nothing more than a desk lamp and an accompaniment of your thoughts.

Moonlit Sailor – We Come From Exploding Stars

a1235811192_2Inspiring-core post-rockers Moonlit Sailor, released We Come From Exploding Stars last month and I was rather late to their ill-lit party, but it definitely deserves a mention. These guys mix some new styles into the mix of their uplifting status quo and as such, have grown as artists. Nice to see them remaining consistent with the strength of their releases. This is another one I took a closer look at, right over there.

Between The Buried And Me – Colors

660f815b1d93A very crafty purchase from work. This bad boy was released back in 2007 and still remains as one of my top albums, ever. Colors is also, what I consider to be, Between The Buried And Me’s most unforced, eclectic release. These guys jump into different genre breakdowns a lot and on this album it feels tighter, less flamboyant and a lot more consistent than their most recent album,The Parallax II: Future Sequence. Also, dat intro song man.

I’ll have to add some more later, cause I’m almost positive that I’ve forgotten something. Let me know what your top albums of March are!

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Playlist #1 March 2014

New sort of post for all you readers out there that are interested. These will be semi-diary like entries that revolve around the music I’m listening to at that time. They may relate to a date, a specific event in my life, or even a specific genre. I’ll let you know.

These are, however, my more self-indulgent posts, so feel free to skip if you’re not interested.

I’ll also try my best to link the tracks up, so you can see how spectacular (or not) my music taste is.

March’s Playlist:

Just a few tracks that I’m really loving right now. There’s no real order, as I usually whack my music player/iPod on shuffle unless I’m listening to a full album.

I’ve been feeling really nostalgic for home times recently, which explains around a third of this playlist, the other stuff, like Slint or You Slut!, are bands or tunes that I’ve just got into listening to. Very late to the Slint party, as you can see.

I’ll be heading home for a few days, so along with this post, there are one or two more lined up, so I don’t have to worry about making rushed content or anything like that. Because this is totally not rushed. Really, I just want to see if I can relax a bit and not have to give myself tons of work to do while I’m at home. Being at home is time for sucking blood red wine from your parents and raiding the fridge like some scoundrel, not stressing over a computer screen for x, y, z, or any other letter. That being said, I’ll be around to over-watch how things are going here, I just don’t want to have to make any new content.

Music is fun!

This post looks a little dull, have a picture of a guy playing two pianos:

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Speak soon kids x